MISSION STATEMENT FOR V: BRITAIN'S GREATEST LIVING PROPHET

LAST UPDATED: 8TH JANUARY 2011

SUMMARY:

"To achieve excellence in manageable, clearly-defined spiritual stages: for the overall benefit of those who share my beliefs and those who do not; and to act persuasively to transform attitudes, as and when appropriate, through various mediums of communication: in music and art, and through general written and verbal presentations and discussions."

*1. INTRODUCTION

*1a: WHAT IS REALITY?

Reality is not as simple as we typically imagine it to be. Reality is present in numerous co-existent states that communicate with each other with remarkable infrequency. What you experience isn't always the same as what I experience. We have to be careful about thinking that reality is just what we see in front of us.

People need to broaden their view of reality, and thus, given themselves a more focused range of options in their everyday, and spiritual lives.

*1b: THE ABUSE OF REASON

Scholars in universities have tried to understand what reality truly is, but have rarely expressed its full mystique, across time: outwards into the future and back again. Worse still, they have expressed reality in way that seems obscure to all but a handful of academics, and often derided anything that falls outside of their particular modus operandi.

We must contend that those who are not in possession of the technical language of scholars may be, though the medium of spirituality, given access to reason, however, deformed and tautological it may appear to the supposedly learned and rational.

The general public feel battered by language that seems flat, dry and unadventurous. As a consequence, even the most intelligent individuals are vulnerable to being manipulated by charlatans who over-simplify and over-sentimentalise spirituality to excite them into states of unthinking ecstasy, awe and dread - just as the scholars seek to over-simplify reality.

Reason is abused on all sides. We cannot assume that learned individuals, acting in an academic capacity, and without recourse to mystical revelation, could not think in ways that are ignorant and narrow. Academics have the advantage of knowledge, but may lack the guiding hand of wisdom or any sense of mystery.

We can only hold conventional academics in such unquestioning esteem for as long as the greater danger to reason comes from those preachers who seek to instil religious doctrines into others in wilful defiance of any form logic, reflection and integration of thoughts or actions.

The general public are being deprived of the means for higher spiritual perception because of a dry concern with so-called "facts", or, conversely, a traditional conservative religious rebuttal of even the merest taint of reason: and in the case of television and other media, by both. It is as though the public is being tortured: by old spiritual canons to the right of them, by old philosophical caveats to the left of them, and by media cameras out in front of them.

*2a. SPIRITUALITY IN THEORY: A MAP, NOT A SENTIMENTAL STORY

Christian teaching places far too much emphasis on salvation through "the light of the world". Even though Christians say that they want to make us less worldly, they will never be able to achieve this fully, because their religion is about Spiritual Light. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and many other religions paint almost exactly the same picture of salvation as Christianity. So these other, equally significant religions cannot take us much further either.

By contrast, my own spirituality emphasises "Spiritual Darkness": the emotions of anger and menace, the opposite of Spiritual Light.

Like cheap travelling salesmen, most of the other "prophets" out there will say that they want to make you happier, richer and more loving; but what have they actually TAUGHT you? Often, it's them that end up richer and you that end up none the wiser. Don't be fooled by their cheap, soppy Hollywood version of spirituality. Spiritual light and love is fine in its place, but it shouldn't be the end goal.

Sometimes, it's better to be a little less happy, a little less sentimental, and a little more truthful rather than the other way around. Fortunately, British culture and temperament teaches us nothing less. Perhaps, one would hope, the world at large knows that a certain amount of gloom, darkness and menace can be good for us.

*2b: SPIRITUALITY HAS A STRUCTURE

Some people say that all experience of life are equally valid, because they want to shield others, even when those others are mistaken. But in my case, I experience things that few people experience at all. These things have unique and particular structures that cannot be comprehended through normal modes of perception. So much so, that I could not fully accept them to be of equivalent value to the everyday utterances of unthinking individuals, or to other perceptions that we all take for granted from time to time.

Mistakes develop in society when the so-called "real" structures overtake imagination so much that individuals simply become slaves to a particularly narrow version of reality AND a particularly over-sentimental view of spirituality.

To put it very simply, my aim is to put these mistakes right.

The solutions will often be painful. Often, there will be no reward at the end of it. So we must be brave, and comfort ourselves for the difficult challenges that we will choose to set for ourselves.

*2c: LOVE AND SEXUAL PROGRESS

It is often said that sexual intercourse is meaningless without love. It is truer to say that both are potentially perilous without reason, and a spirituality that is infused with reason.

It is a bizarre thing indeed to find that the preachers of sentimentality are often incapable of recognising that such sentimentality and lack of structure damages human sexual progress: whether they favour liberal attitudes to sex, or seek to punish them. They rarely consider the natural conflict between desire and restraint other than as a straightforward battle between good and evil. Conservatives deal with the problem through punishment and liberals through unthinking sexual libertarianism. Thus, it is possible for female sexual liberals to say "I'm just a cheap and trashy girl" as a statement of defiance against sexual conservatism, whereas in fact, it merely confirms it through their self-degradation. Sexual liberals have not broken the cycle of pleasure and pain: they have merely added to it.

One must surely aim for sexuality without the inhibitions of guilt, and inhibited only by the need for beauty, decorum, proportion and balance. This seems to be one of many splendid ways of refreshing individuals within society, allowing time out from the stress of the modern world; given comfort not only to the emotions, but to the constant struggles of the intellect to grow and develop amidst a torrid swarm of ignorance. It might also have the effect of creating more robust and resilient individuals. One step towards such a sexuality is polygamy, though this is by no means the answer to all the problems of sexuality. This polygamy would work best if applied to both sexes, and with due regard to differences of sexuality and the need to create strong family units and even stronger communities.

*3. PRACTICAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS AND GROWTH

If we can take the time to contemplate what seems to be unimaginable at first, through the use of accessible symbols that represent states of being beyond our own, we can create permanent opportunities for personal growth.

Insofar as one might imagine the capacity for outreach, one can see the potential for developing constructive "Thought Projects", particular with the young and disadvantaged who have felt excluded from mainstream education. These "Thought Projects" might allow for mental expansion and creative expression rather than simply a model of gluttony followed by punishment.

Most of us in our lives are too busy to give serious consideration to philosophical questions. And it's even more difficult for people to reproduce my own particular sets of spiritual perceptions.

It seems logical to conclude that those who are engaged in trying to create ecologically sustainable socio-economic platforms would be the best match for a spiritual philosophy in which contemplation is central to spiritual growth. Therefore, I have sought to engage in constructive dialogue with such individuals.

Thus far, I have taken many practical measures to ensure that my message is adequately conveyed to a wider audience:

a) I have written and performed music that simplifies my ideas for a wider audience, and put some of this music online for others to listed to.
b) I have developed web platforms, especially blogs and social networking sites, targeting audiences that are likely to be receptive to my ideas.
c) I have handed out cards and flyers to promote my music and blogs.
d) I am in the process of seeking advice from leading academics and those involved in business and finance.
e) I am undergoing education and training to better equip me for the challenges of turning "Thought Projects" from a dream into a workable social enterprise.